Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Favorites + Links (from around the Net)

Good Morning Lovies! 

Happy Friday! What is everyone's plans for the weekend? I think my plans are going to be mixed with a little relaxation and a Caribbean Carnival taking place this Saturday. I can't wait! Anywho, I love looking at other sites from the around the internet for inspiration on outfit ideas or just for the fun of it, (since I'm an internet addict) so here are a few things (+ links) that I am obsessed with over this week. 

Love her Look: 

Hilary Duff in Paige Edgemont  Striped Skinny Jeans

She can do no wrong in my opinion and her pics from
Paris while she visited Coco Chanel's apartment
, gave me so much life honey!

Favorite Link

Tamar Braxton gives birth to a Baby Boy! according to US Magazine. 

What are you OBSESSED about this week?  

Stay Chic! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Feeling Retro

Hey Loves!

I love the 90's!!! And lately, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice that I've been rocking a lot of crop tops. Now I don't have the most toned abs or anything, but in this summertime heat, the best way to brave it is by having on light, breathable clothing. So a cute, comfortable crop top with a swing skirt or maxi is definitely my go-to look for summer. I pulled together a look below with the Mara Hoffman Bustier that is perfect for daytime brunch or an early dinner because it's effortless chic. This particular bustier is a little pricey, however, some really cute and inexpensive ones can be found at Forever 21 or Loveculture.

Here's some really affordable cute ones here and here.

Retro Trending

Mara Hoffman bustier shirt / Navy skirt, $18 / GUESS ? / ChloƩ mini shoulder bag / Gold chain bracelet

I know this trend isn't for everybody, but what do you think? Would you rock it?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quote of the Day!

" Too many people postpone their happiness waiting for a future goal to manifest." - Ilya Alexi

I love reading books that provide inspiration or motivation when I need it most. And lately, I've been reading a book called " Mind Over Money: How to program your mind for wealth." It basically is a book about the law of attraction and we can attract wealth into our life just by changing how we think and go about things in our daily lives. This quote really hit home for me personally because as a "goal-getter", I set many goals I'd like to achieve and quite often have placed my happiness on achieving a future goal. I am the first person to be guilty of saying "when I get this, I will....." versus living in the moment and appreciating what I already have and the goals that I have already accomplished. It is wonderful to have goals and a want to attain them, however, it shouldn't be at the expense of enjoying the here and now. That doesn't mean don't set goals or plan for the future, it just means live in the moment. Take the time to enjoy life's simple pleasures, like smelling fresh flowers in bloom or walking barefoot on the beach watching the waves hit the rocks. Kiss your child or your spouse and enjoy being in the presence of family. Everything else, the stress of work, of bills or whatever it may be will be there tomorrow. Live in today! 

Hopefully this quote inspires you as much as it has myself and provokes you to enjoy the present. Happy Monday! 

The book, by the way, can be purchased on It actually is a free book if you have a Kindle. Make sure you check it out!


Top 10 Best Summer Sandals Guide

Hey Loves!

Summer is all about having practical footwear and nothing is more practical than a go-to sandal. It is a Spring/Summer must-have and a closet staple if you're thinking beach, fun and sun, like me. I put together a short list of my favorite pairs of sandals at various price points that will definitely add some chic to any outfit this Summer, whether it be a maxi dress, shorts or a fun & flirty sun-dress. Peep my picks below:

Summer Sandal Guide

1.) Yves Saint Laurent black leather sandals $695
2.) GUESS t strap flat sandals $40
3.) J.Crew strap sandals $118
 4.) Nine West flat leather sandals $69
5.) Tory Burch strappy shoes $200
6.) GUESS gladiator sandals $34
7.) Belle by Sigerson Morrison bohemian sandals $123
8.) Paprika Rhinestone Cutout Ankle wrap flat sandals $25
9.) Timeless shoes, $34
10.) Dorothy Perkins roman sandals $35

My favorite happen to be the black, of course. I tend to stick to neutral sandals for summer because they are the most versatile and I can quickly put them on without having to change my entire outfit to coordinate them with. However, metallics and neon-colored shoes are also great to elevate any look and stay on trend. Don't forget that if you want to shop any of these styles, the links are above.

Which sandal is your favorite? 

Happy shopping and stay chic this summer!
Fashionably yours,